## News from the world of Maths

There are prizes behind today's door, from maths to physics, economics to art!

Maths, puzzles, post-it notes and the pub are waiting for you behind today's door!

What do card games, crochet, puzzles, post-it notes and beer have in common? They are all vital ingredients to the phenomenon sweeping the UK... MathsJam!

We're happy to announce a competition for short popular maths articles open to *Plus* readers of all ages and backgrounds. The winning article will be published in a forthcoming book provisionally named *fifty*, which will be published by Oxford University Press to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in 2014.

This year we were lucky enough to see the Imaginary exhibition in Barcelona. It's an interactive mathematics exhibition that inspires the imagination with beautiful images. And what is more exciting it allows anyone to step into the world of maths!

We love the Math/Maths podcast! It's a conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Peter Rowlett in Nottingham calls Samuel Hansen in Las Vegas to chat about the math and maths that has been in the news, that they've noticed and that has happened to them.

*Plus*is edited entirely by women who are happily disregarding gender stereotypes, so we're always happy to highlight women's achievements in maths. We've got lots of content by or about women mathematicians on

*Plus*and here are some of our favourites.